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Cost of Laminate Flooring

Last updated: 8th May 2019

Laminate flooring installation services cost approximately $25/m2. However, prices can still change from job to job. Rates usually range from $21.45/m2 to $30/m2.

Where does this pricing data come from?

All prices stated in the above article are based on FY 2018 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Flooring Businesses on the site from November 2016 to November 2017.

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Laminate flooring installation prices from real customers

Sharon from Vic
She paid for about 75 sqm of laminate flooring to be installed in her home in Heathcote.
TOTAL COST: $5,800
Danielle from NSW
She needed approximately 72 sqm of laminate flooring installed. The flooring was spread throughout four rooms in her home in Annandale.
TOTAL COST: $4,750
Greg from NSW
He wanted laminate flooring for the lounge room, kitchen, and bedroom in his Figtree residence. He supplied the materials to be used.
TOTAL COST: $3,000

Costs of common laminate flooring jobs

Laminate Flooring TaskTypical Quoted Prices
Install laminate flooring in a single small 3m x 4m room$900
Install flooring for one bedroom (materials supplied by customer)$1,000
Install floorboards and underlay (materials supplied by customer)$1,600
Remove and replace laminate flooring in a 3m x 4m room (including materials)$2,700
Remove living room carpet and replace with laminate flooring  in a 3m x 4m room (including materials)$2,500

What factors can affect the cost of your laminate flooring installation job?

When it comes to flooring options, laminate flooring is a relatively affordable option. However, the final cost of an installation job still depends on a variety of factors such as:


The size of your project is one of the most important aspects that a flooring installer will consider to determine the price. Since most businesses charge on a per-square metre basis, larger installation jobs naturally cost more.


Although laminate flooring is usually not as costly as other flooring options, the price of laminate floor tiles can still vary. Laminate floor tiles can be categorised based on their method of installation and the type of surface they are most suitable for. Examples for the former are: “click-lock” flooring, glued laminate, and pre-glued. Meanwhile, the latter includes smooth, embossed or textured, and distressed or hand-scraped tiles.

Laminate flooring is usually made of materials (resin) designed to resemble real wood. Tiles that are made of denser material and which have a high-gloss finish are usually the most durable and most expensive ones. If you want to save on the cost of flooring installation, you can purchase the tiles and hire a tradie for labour only. Tiles are easily available online and in home improvement stores, so you might want to try and see if this is more convenient for you.

Additional services

If you already have the materials on hand and you’re just looking for a professional installer, the job could cost you less. On the other hand, you can expect to pay more if you’ll require additional services. These extra tasks can include removing old flooring or carpeting, removing and replacing skirting boards, replacing underlay, etc. When getting quotes from businesses, make sure that you know why they’re charging you a specific amount. It would be a good idea to get a detailed and itemised breakdown so that you can ensure the best value for your money.

Rates depend on your location

In Victoria, businesses charge an average of $23/m2 to install laminate flooring. Rates aren’t much different in Queensland and New South Wales, where laminate flooring installation costs around $25/m2.

To ensure high-quality laminate flooring installation, make sure to hire only qualified businesses. Finding reliable tradies on is quite easy!

Pricing information correct as at November 2017.

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